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Haley Ison: a basketball star for the Wildcats

#23 Haley Ison is a junior and current member of the Chico State Wildcats women's basketball team (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)
November 8, 2020

Haley Ison is a junior at Chico State and is one of the rising stars on the basketball team. She grew up in Laguna Niguel, California and quickly developed a passion for the game of basketball. “I...

Women’s basketball adds four new athletes

Stella Rollo moves up the court with the ball in a game for Denver East High School in Denver, Colo.
October 26, 2020

Recently, the Wildcats acquired four new women to play on the basketball team at Chico State. They are India Starr, Morgan Mathis, Stella Rollo and Jazmyne Lillie. All four of these athletes come to...

Lebron and AD are the Lakers’ best duo in team history

A graphic made by Hana Beaty
October 25, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned as the NBA champions for the first time since 2010. Winning a championship anywhere is special, but with this season taking over a year to complete, it makes the...

Los Angeles Lakers chasing first championship since 2010

Los Angeles Laker player takes a technical free throw during a game at Staples Center in a game against the Sacramento Kings.
September 14, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers are back in the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-2013 NBA season where they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round. They are chasing their first championship...

Wildcat Alumni Spotlight: Corey Silverstrom

Wildcat Alumni Spotlight: Corey Silverstrom
May 26, 2020

Photo By Tom Andreason A Chico State education can give someone the skills needed to excel in their future career. Alumni Corey Silverstrom’s career of choice is basketball. After a successful European...

COVID-19 infects NCAA playoffs

COVID-19 infects NCAA playoffs
March 30, 2020

Coach Greg Clink watches his team play from the sidelines.Photo courtesy of Ryan McCasland/Chico State Athletics. The cancellation of various athletic programs across not only the country, but the...

Block record shattered

March 20, 2020

Justin Briggs, the 6-foot-10 senior center of the men's basketball team, broke Chico State’s all-time block record with 154 total blocks.  Briggs went out with a bang, heading into his last...

Women’s basketball star, Maddy Wong, ranks high

Senior guard Maddy Wong being introduced at Acker Gym.
March 17, 2020

.Photos courtesy of Ryan McCasland / Chico State Sports Information Maddy Wong, point guard of the Chico State women’s basketball team, is one of the deadliest three point shooters in the California...

Wildcats rally to win the first home playoff game

Isaiah Brooks dribbles the ball down court in round one of the CCAA playoffs.
March 5, 2020

The Wildcats escaped with a crucial win at Acker Gym Tuesday night as they took down the Stanislaus State Warriors by a score 75-73 in overtime. It was a back and forth battle throughout game one of...

Wildcats say farewell to their 2019-2020 season

Maddy Wong pulls a jumper from the 3-point line.
March 5, 2020

It was an intense night in Acker Gym as the Wildcats took on the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in the first round of the CCAA playoffs. Unfortunately, Chico State exited the playoffs early as they lost...

Eager Wildcats enter the first round of playoffs

March 4, 2020

With the CCAA First Round of playoffs starting on Tuesday, March 3, both men’s and women’s basketball are eager to clinch game one and move on to the second round. Both teams are also looking to fight...

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader
February 26, 2020

Daisha Abdelkader is one of five starters on the Chico State women’s basketball team. She is from San Jose and the only player on the current roster to play junior college basketball before coming to...

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